The Resonant Peaceful Cities Project is a collection of research projects designed to determine how many trained meditators creating a “coherent state” in their bodies and then focusing peaceful intention outwardly can measurably reduce local violence.  Dozens of prior research studies suggest that focused peaceful intention has real-world impact.  The Resonant Peaceful Cities Project is replicating that research to offer further validation of such work and raise awareness that ordinary individuals have the opportunity to “vote with their hearts” to see more of the peace they want to see in the world.

PICTURE: Individuals learning how to cultivate heart-brain coherence using EmWave Software from the Institute of Heartmath at the Coherence For A Cause Fundraising event.  This event demonstrated how swiftly the world would change if Heart Coherence were accepted and implemented in six significant areas of society.

It all started in 2013 with the Albany Peace Project. Through the leadership of founder Bethany Gonyea, the citizens of Albany, NY gathered to promote intentional coherent based meditations. Her goal is to create a research protocol that other cities could follow. 

The Resonant Peaceful Cities Project is gathering individuals who either already practice meditation or would be willing to receive free training via the internet to learn specific meditative skills designed to bring the nervous system into a state referred to as “coherence.” Intentional research supports that this coherent state, available to anyone who wants to learn how to access it, facilitates personal well-being, clarity, and excellent decision-making.

The Resonant Peaceful Cities project is the outreach efforts of the interfaith organization Numinous which teaches individuals how to access heightened states of being which inspire people to live dynamic lives of service to making positive change in the world.